Health Policy Faculty

Julie Becker PhD, MPH

Program Director, MPH Program

Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

j [dot] becker [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7028


Dr. Becker is a specialist in environmental health and has taught in many public health and nursing programs throughout the region. Her research interests include pharmaceuticals in the environment and evaluations of community-based participatory...
David Cragin, PhD
David W. Cragin PhD
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health610.491.2815
Dr. Cragin’s research interests focus on risk assessment and decision-making. He is Associate Director of Chemical Notification and Registration for Merck & Co.  For more than 10 years, he has taught the graduate course called “...
Neil I. Goldfarb
Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health215-731-2472
Mr. Goldfarb’s research interests are in health and disease management, quality measurement and improvement, care for the underserved, and economic evaluation of health care interventions. He has authored over 60 articles on these topics. Mr....
Mary Cate Gordon
Mary Cate Gordon JD
Adjunct Professor of Health Policy and Public Health  856.761.3464
Ms. Gordon is an attorney who specializes in labor and employment law.  As an adjunct professor at USciences she is able to integrate her litigation skills and experience into her Health Care Law Course. Ms. Gordon represents employers in all...
Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH, FCPP

Founding Director, Personalized Medicine & Targeted Therapeutics

Professor of Health Policy and Public Health Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences

a [dot] issa [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7033


Amalia M. Issa, PhD, MPH, FCPP is a pharmacologist and internationally renowned scientist in the field of personalized genomic medicine (precision medicine). Dr. Issa was one of the first scientists to develop a new and unique area of health...
Amy Jessop PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health, Director of HepTREC, a center for viral hepatitis-related research and community engagement

a [dot] jessop [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7637


Dr. Jessop's work focuses on the prevention, screening and treatment of infectious diseases, particularly vaccine-preventable infections and viral hepatitis. She is a founder and Director of HepTREC, a center for health service research and...
Stephen Metraux
Stephen Metraux PhD

Director of the Health Policy Program

Associate Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

s [dot] metrau [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.7614


Dr. Metraux has done extensive research on homelessness and housing, mental illness and community integration, prison reentry, and other aspects of urban health. He is working with the US Department of Veterans Affairs as part of their commitment to...
David Perlman, PhD
David Perlman, PhD

Visiting Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Public Health
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Business

d [dot] perlman [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7027


At the University of the Sciences, Dr. Perlman teaches courses in public health law, ethics, and policy as well as business ethics. Dr. Perlman’s research projects center on legal, ethical, and policy elements of public health departments and...
Andrew Peterson
Andrew Peterson PharmD, PhD

The John Wyeth Dean, Mayes College of Healthcare Business and Policy

Interim Chair, Department of Health Policy and Public Health

Professor of Clinical Pharmacy, Professor of Health Policy and Public Health

a [dot] peters [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215.596.8877


Dr. Peterson has more than 20 years research experience in pharmacy management, managed care pharmacy, medications compliance, and more recently, medications in the environment. His accomplishments are wide ranging: he has produced a large body of...
Ruth Schemm
Ruth Schemm EdD

Dean Emerita of the College of Health Professions

Professor Emerita of Health Policy and Public Health

r [dot] schemm [at] usciences [dot] edu


Occupational Roles Educator, Scholar, Equestrian (Dressage), Animal owner (Border Collie, Ruff Coat Collie & cats) Ocupational History Dr. Schemm began her career as a home visiting occupational therapist for the City of Philadelphia in 1969....
Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Gail Groves Scott, MPH
Health Policy Fellow in Addiction Studies

g [dot] scott [at] usciences [dot] edu | 215-596-7636


As the first Health Policy Fellow in Addiction Studies in the Mayes College of Business and Healthcare at USciences, Gail is developing a business plan for a center on addiction studies, conducting research, teaching students and faculty about...